Friends fans will still have to be patient. The much-anticipated reunion will not be filmed in the near future. This is due to the current health situation, which still does not allow for proper filming in front of an audience. Let’s take a look.
Originally scheduled as part of the launch of HBO Max last May, the Friends meeting had to be postponed due to COVID-19. At the end of July, David Schwimmer, the actor who played Ross on NBC’s cult series, told Jimmy Fallon that the production was planning to start shooting in mid-August, and said: “honestly we’re going to wait and see another week or two if we all determine it’s really safe enough to do. And if not, then we’ll wait until it’s safe.”
In the end, filming will not take place in August, since COVID-19 is still very present and the conditions are not appropriate for filming in front of an audience as originally planned. According to TVLine‘s information, production could begin, on the best-case scenario, this fall.
It is worth remembering that this Friends reunion will bring together David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow on the original sets of the series. They will share their filming memories and anecdotes with the creators of Friends.